|[November 15, 2013]
EA Revs Up for the Next Generation of Gaming With Need for Speed Rivals - The Only Racing Game on PlayStation 4
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
A new generation of racing begins today, and it begins on the
PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system! Electronic Arts Inc.
(NASDAQ: EA) today announced that the highly anticipated, high-octane
racing game Need for Speed™ Rivals is now available on
PlayStation 4 in North America and will be the only racing game
launching with the new PS4 system this year. Set in a world with a
variety of stunning environments and effects powered by the advanced
Frostbite™ 3 engine, Need for Speed Rivals is injecting new
innovation into the racing genre with AllDrive, a revolutionary feature
that destroys the line between single player, co-op and multiplayer.
AllDrive will forever change how racing games are played with friends
seamlessly connecting gamers to one world where their single-player
races and chases can collide at any time.
Winner of the official Game Critics Award for "Best Racing Game" at E3
2013, Need for Speed Rivals is "without a doubt the PS4's very
first 'must have' game" according to USGamer and "played and looked
fantastic on PS4" said GameRevolution.com. So far, Need for Speed
Rivals has received review scores of 100 from USGamer.net, 90 from
Eurogamer Spain, 85 from AusGamers and 85 from PlayStation Lifestyle.
The game will also be available for the PS4 system in Europe on November
29 and will launch day and date with Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and
entertainment system from Microsoft (News - Alert), on November 22.
"At Ghost Games we were given the keys to the Need for Speed
franchise to bring new energy into the genre and we're doing that with
AllDrive," said Marcus Nilsson, Executive Producer, Ghost Games."Thanks
to AllDrive, players can create their own organized chaos, going from
driving alone tobeing in an all-out chase with their friends at an
instant. These unexpected moments create the ultimate edge-of-your-seat
experience, and this is the direction our team wants to take racing
games in the next generation."
Need for Speed Rivals glorifies the street's ultimate rivalry,
daring gamers to cross the line as either a cop or racer to gain the
upper hand by any means necessary. Playing as either side of the law
comes with its own distinct career experiences, each with their own set
of high-stakes challenges, rewards, pursuit tech and cars. But this
time, the stakes are at its highest level with an all-new scoring system
where gamers put their Speed Points on the line and risk losing it all
Need for Speed Rivals will be in-stores November 19 in North
America and November 22 in Europe for the PlayStation®3 computer
entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system from
Microsoft and PC via Origin™. The game will be available starting
November 22 in Europe on Xbox One and November 29 on PlayStation 4.
To join the conversation on Need for Speed Rivals, please visit http://www.facebook.com/needforspeed,
follow us on Twitter (News - Alert)® at www.twitter.com/needforspeed
and #NeedforSpeed. Press assets for Need for Speed Rivals are
available at http://info.ea.com.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services
for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and
tablets. EA has more than 300 million registered players in over 200
In fiscal year 2013, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.8 billion.
Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a
portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such
as The Sims™, Madden NFL, EA SPORTS™ FIFA, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™
and Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at www.ea.com/news.
EA SPORTS, The Sims, Need for Speed, Mass Effect and Battlefield are
trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. and its subsidiaries. John Madden,
NFL and FIFA are the property of their respective owners and used with
permission. "PlayStation" and "PS4" are registered trademarks of Sony
Computer Entertainment Inc.
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